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    Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes 2010
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    • WE92
    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 121796

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Ripeness and power: a clean, intense front presents beautiful red fruit and spice, with a touch of minerality. The silky tannin structure provides a long finish of exotic fruit flavors.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This almost gushes forth, with very ripe plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit, but there's ganache and charcoal riding in quickly behind it for balance, and the finish has ample grip, with a singed apple wood note hanging in the background. Best from 2014 through 2026.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This is a nicely balanced Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a bright edge of acidity running through the red-fruit flavors of cherries and raspberries. It’s full bodied and a bit creamy in texture, but still crisp and firmly constructed, with a lingering touch of anise on the finish. Drink now–2025.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire, a blend of 80% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault aged in foudres (some of the Syrah is kept in new oak), exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue along with rich black raspberry and berry fruit intermixed with a notion of Asian spice. Seductive, medium to full-bodied and pure, this classic Provencal wine is slightly more evolved and forward than most 2010s.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    LQOTW (1/18/2014)
    I wish I had waited another few years - but I wanted to serve it with Christmas dinner to my in-laws. It was good, but definitely will improved w/ a few more years, as recommended. So, I'm saving the other one.
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    slangley678 (1/18/2013)

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